Ray Young (M. Ed 2003; Ed.D. 2010)

After completing his Master's degree at CIE Ray worked as an associate dean at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont for four years before returning to UMass to complete his Ed.D. in Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies. His dissertation explored the long term impacts of an international study tour to Southeast Asia for public school teachers.

 

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John Phillips (M.Ed 2000)

After I graduated from CIE in 2000, I decided to use my adult learning skills in workplace education. I first spent four years in Korea teaching ESOL. Then I took a position in management development for an 8000-employee, not for profit hospital/ health care system in Buffalo, NY.  While there, I participated in a global health ministry where I went to both Kingston, Jamaica and Port-au-Prince, Haiti to provide community primary healthcare.

 

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Kaylen Jorgensen (M.Ed. 2002)

October 2020 finds me living in a small town in Tasmania, working with local government in the area of land management. I live off-grid where I enjoy watching the sun rise over the ocean each morning and receive regular visits from wallabies, pademelons (right), possums, echidnas and a wide array of birds.

 

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Marcelo De Stefano (M.Ed. 2000)

One of my favorite quotes belongs to Lao Tsu, a Chinese philosopher, who said that "a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." My journey started in Argentina, the country in which I was born and raised by a single mother in a low-income family. Neither my mother nor my father completed high school, but both had a strong belief in education.

 

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Natasha Kovalyova (M.Ed. 2002)

Natasha (Natalia) Kovalyova is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of North Texas at Dallas. Her areas of expertise include communication studies, rhetoric and language and political communication.  

 

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Fulgence Swai (Ed.D. 2004 )

At the beginning of 2020 Fulgence sent the following update:

 

I am happy to share the news that I have recently been awarded the status of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy by meeting the criteria of the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and Learning.

 

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Josephine Mkandawire (M.Ed. 2002)

The BRIDGE Project, where I have worked for 11 years ended in December last year but some few officers proceeded up to May 2015. My contract ended March 27, 2015. 

 

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Mantina Mohasi (Ed.D. 2000)

Dr. Mohasi is now retired after many years as a senior lecturer in the Adult Education Department at the Institute of Extra Mural Studies of the National University of Lesotho. Her responsibilities included coordination of the B.Ed. Adult Education Programs. In 2007 she played a key role in the introduction of the Master’s Program in Adult education. [10-20]

 

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Karin Wachter (M.Ed. 2002)

Karin is now in her fourth year as an assistant professor at Arizona State University, School of Social Work.  Her research focuses on the intersection of violence against women, social support, and forced migration.  She has published multiple journal articles and technical reports.

 

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Hassan Buya-Degood Bangura (M.Ed. 2000)

For many years Hassan has worked in Head Start programs serving Arlington County in Virginia. He has also been teaching in an elementary school.  In 2019 medical issues caused him to retire. Prior to that he was an admissions officer at Strayer University, and earlier a counselor at the Community Residences for the Arlington Virginia Mental Retardation Program. He trains and works as an advisor with clients with mental or physical disabilities. [3-20]

 

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